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  • Datasheet Literature Number: ReleaseDate
    Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes
    Today's integrated designs need an oscilloscope that is just as integrated - such as the MDO3000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope (MDO) Series. It is the ultimate 6-in-1 integrated oscilloscope that includes an integrated spectrum analyzer, arbitrary …
    48W-30020-12
    KickStart Instrument Control Software Datasheet
    KickStart Software simplifies what you need to know about your instrument so that in just minutes you can take the instrument out of the box and get real data on your device.  KickStart Software enables quick test setup and data visualization when …
    1KW-60965-4
  • Technical Documents Document Type ReleaseDate
    3 Series MDO vs. MDO3000 Series
    This fact sheet compares important specifications and features of the Tektronix 3 Series MDO Mixed Domain Oscilloscope to those of the Tektronix MDO3000 Series Oscilloscopes.
    Fact Sheet
    Working Remotely with Tektronix Oscilloscopes
    Most modern Tektronix oscilloscopes support one or more ways of working remotely.  These methods include simple file-sharing and offline analysis, control using PC software, custom programming in Python or other languages, and remote access over a …
    Technical Brief
    Serial Support Using Tektronix Oscilloscopes and Optional Software
    Tektronix oscilloscopes offer a portfolio of optional analysis capabilities to simplify serial bus debug or compliance verification. This selection matrix shows which serial standards are supported by each of the oscilloscope series.
    Selection Guide
    MDO3000 Series Configuration Fact Sheet
    Step by step guide to configure your MDO3000 for your application, in a handy two-page format.
    Fact Sheet
    MDO3000 Spectrum Analyzer vs. Oscilloscope FFT Comparison Fact Sheet
    Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes have built-in spectrum analyzers with a dedicated RF input for significantly higher dynamic range than an oscilloscope with FFT. This fact sheet compares the performance of the MDO3000’s built-in spectrum analyzer to common …
    Fact Sheet
    MDO3000 Series Product Selection and Comparison Guide
    This guide helps with the selection and comparison process as you research the MDO3000. It explains key specifications for oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and arbitrary/function generators.  It also provides a comparison template.
    Selection Guide
    MDO Signal Path Teardown Poster
    MDO4000 and MDO3000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes deliver uncompromised oscilloscope performance combined with spectrum analyzer performance on par with standalone spectrum analyzers. But how do they do it? The answer lies in Tektronix’ custom ASICs, a …
    Poster
    MDO4000C and MDO3000 Series Comparison Fact Sheet
    This fact sheet compares features and specifications of MDO4000C and MDO3000 Series mixed domain oscillscopes.
    Selection Guide
    MDO3000 Oscilloscope Upgrade Fact Sheet
    The MDO3000 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscope lets you add capabilities as your needs change.  This fact sheet gives a quick overview of the upgrades available for the MDO3000.
    Fact Sheet
    MDO3000 Series vs. Agilent MSO/DSO3000 X-Series
    This 2-page fact sheet compares the features and key specifications of the Tektronix MDO3000 Series oscilloscopes to the Agilent 3000 X-Series.
    Competitive
    MDO3000 Series vs. Agilent N9320B Spectrum Analyzer
    Side-by-side comparison on key specifications, automated markers, plus highlights of the key features of  the MDO3000:Capture bandwidthSpectogram displayIntegration with scope, logic, and protocol analysis
    Competitive
    MDO3000 Series vs. Keysight X3000T Series Oscilloscopes
    This 2-page fact sheet compares the features and specifications of Tektronix MDO3000 Series Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes to Keysight X3000T Series oscilloscopes.
    Competitive
    Measurement Data Logging with TekBench Oscilloscope Control Software
    This application note describes how to use TekBench™ Software and a Tektronix oscilloscope to perform measurement data logging for evaluating a design’s reliability in a room temperature environment, such as a project laboratory.
    Application Note
    Replicating Real World Signals with an Arbitrary/Function Generator
    Learn how to simulate sensor and bus signals on an arbitrary waveform generator.  Find out how to capture signals using an oscilloscope, edit them using PC software, and play them back on an arbitrary/function generator.
    Application Note
    Introduction to Video Measurements
    In this application note, we demonstrate using a MSO/DPO5000, MDO/MSO/DPO4000 and MDO/MSO/DPO3000 Series Oscilloscope to make a variety of video measurements that are common in standard and high definition systems.
    Application Note
    Wave Inspector® Navigation and Search: Simplifying Waveform Analysis
    Modern digital oscilloscopes can capture massive amounts of data which must then be analyzed. Discover how the Tektronix Wave Inspector® navigation and search capability gives you the tools to extract the answers you need fast and efficiently.
    Application Note
    Accurate Measurements Matter
    The MDO3000 Series scope is designed to make the most accurate measurements in the industry. While many other instruments only offer low-resolution display data, the MDO3000 takes measurements on actual acquisition data, providing an unrivaled view …
    Fact Sheet
    Automotive Solutions Brochure
    The pace of change in automotive electronics has never been faster, resulting in safer, more efficient, and more connected vehicles. Technologies such as high-speed data communications, wireless communications, radar, and power supplies underpin …
    Brochure
    Automated Frequency Response Measurement with AFG31000, MDO3000, and TekBench™ Instrument Control Software
    This application note describes how to use TekBench™ Software and a Tektronix AFG31000 series arbitrary function generator and an MDO3000 oscilloscope to perform the automated frequency response measurement effortlessly within just a few steps.
    Application Note
    Power Supply Measurement & Analysis with Bench Oscilloscopes
    Today’s power supplies are driving to a level of efficiency never seen before, requiring design engineers to perform specialized power measurements that are time-consuming and complex. Learn how using a Tektronix Bench Oscilloscopes provides fast …
    Application Note
    Identifying Setup and Hold Violations with a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
    Problems with setup and hold timing are among the most challenging to identify.  Mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSOs) are able to capture both analog and digital representations of signals, making them well-suited for identifying digital timing problems …
    Application Note
    Oscilloscope Selection Guide
    From basic signal-checking to high-performance analysis, this selection guide gives an overview of the complete range of oscilloscopes from Tektronix. Comparison tables give high-level specifications and features, and indicate the major differences …
    Selection Guide
    SOLUTIONS FOR SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH
    Brochure
    XYZs of Oscilloscopes Primer
    After reading this primer, you will be able to: Describe how oscilloscopes work Describe the differences between analog, digital storage, digital phosphor, and digital sampling oscilloscopes Describe electrical waveform types Understand basic …
    Primer
    Everyday Design & Debug with the MDO3000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
    Save hours verifying and debugging your designs using a scope developed to make your job simpler and faster. Work from DC to RF, with analog and digital signals, and serial and parallel buses.
    Application Overview
    10 Factors in Choosing a Basic Oscilloscope.
    This guide will give you a quick overview of the key factors that determine the suitability of a basic oscilloscope for the job at hand. Learn the XYZ's of Oscilloscopes »  
    Brochure
    Debugging Serial Buses in Embedded System Designs
    Learn the basics of the hardware protocols of the most common serial buses, such as I2C, SPI , USB, RS-232/422/485/UART, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet, and I2S/LJ/RJ/TDM.  Find out how to use the protocol trigger, decode and search capabilities …
    Application Note
    How to Use a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope to Test Digital Circuits
    Learn how to set up a mixed signal oscilloscope and how use it in several applications including: triggering on pulse width violations, combining analog and digital waveforms to capture crosstalk, troubleshooting setup/hold violations, and checking …
    Application Note
    Testing a New Switch Mode Power Supply Design Poster
    Get a quick overview of the key measurements for verifying a new switch mode power supply (SMPS) design.  This poster shows key measurements, from verifying your prototype during initial startup, to optimizing switching loss and magnetic losses, to …
    Poster
    Tektronix MDO3000 Series Oscilloscope
    This demonstration guide takes you through a series of step-by-step demonstrations on how the MDO3000 Series oscilloscope helps simplify the debug of mixed signal designs with its powerful functionality and integrated test instruments. This …
    How-to Guide
    Power Supply Measurement and Analysis Primer
    A power supply is a component, subsystem, or system that converts electrical power from one form to another; commonly from alternating current (AC) utility power to direct current (DC) power. The proper operation of electronic devices ranging from …
    Primer
    Probing Techniques for Accurate Voltage Measurements on Power Supplies with Oscilloscopes
    Making oscilloscope voltage measurements on power supplies is fundamental, but not without challenges. Much is  written on oscilloscopes, but probing techniques are often taken for granted. This application note focuses on probing and …
    Application Note
    Making Accurate Current Measurements on Power Supplies with Oscilloscopes
    Accurately measuring current with oscilloscopes is essential for power supply design and general electronics. Learn how to measure current using shunt resistors and voltage probes, and how to use clamp-on current probes with your oscilloscope. Get …
    Application Note
    How to Minimize Probe Loading with Low Capacitance Probes
    Probing a circuit always has some impact on signals. Probe loading changes the signal being probed and can cause measurement problems or can even cause a circuit to perform differently. Reducing capacitive loading can help minimize these effects. In …
    Application Note
    Tektronix Probe Selection Guide
    Tektronix probes ensure the highest signal fidelity possible from your device-under-test to your oscilloscope. With over 100 probe choices available, all perfectly matched to our industry-leading oscilloscopes, you can find the probe you need for …
    Product Selector Guide
  • Software Document Type Part Number: ReleaseDate
    KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.3.0 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
    KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments. Key Features: Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings. Set up a multi-instrument test with the ability to …
    Application KICKSTART-2.3.0
    KickStart Instrument Control Software Version 2.2.1 (Windows 10, 8, 7 compatible)
    KickStart Software for the PC enables quick test setup and data visualization when using one or more instruments. Key Features • Save time by automating data collection of millions of readings. • Set up a multi-instrument test with the ability to …
    Application KICKSTART-2.2.1
    TEKVISA Connectivity Software - V4.2.0
    TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol.When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various …
    Driver 066093812
    DPO2000, MSO2000, DPO3000 and DPO4000, MSO3000 and MSO4000, MDO3000 and MDO4000 and MDO3 IVI Driver - V1.5
    The Tektronix MSO/DPO2000, MDO/MSO/DPO3000, MDO/MSO/DPO4000 and MDO3 IVI Driver is an IVI class-compliant driver. It complies with Scope Class specifications (IVI-4.1) as defined by the IVI foundation. An IVI class-compliant specific driver for an …
    Driver 066133104
    MDO3K FIRMWARE RELEASE - v1.30
    MDO3000 firmware update
    Firmware 066158611
    MDO3000 FIRMWARE - V1.26
    This Firmware is an upgrade for all MDO3000 Series oscilloscopes.
    Firmware 066158609
    TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE - V4.1.1
    TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol.When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various …
    Driver 066093811
    MDO3000 FIRMWARE - V1.24
    This Firmware is an upgrade for all MDO3000 Series oscilloscopes.
    Firmware 066158608
    Tektronix Openchoice Desktop Application TDSPCS1 - v2.6
    The Tektronix OpenChoice Desktop free application lets you capture oscilloscope screen images, waveform data, and settings from a Microsoft Windows computer. After installing the software, refer to the section “Connecting to a PC” in your …
    Utility 066093914
    MDO3000 FIRMWARE, V1.20
    This Firmware is an upgrade for all MDO3000 Series oscilloscopes.
    Firmware 066158606
    MDO3000 FIRMWARE, V1.18
    This firmware is an upgrade for all MDO3000 Series oscilloscopes.
    Firmware 066158605
    MDO3000 FIRMWARE, V1.14
    This firmware is an upgrade for all MDO3000 Series oscilloscopes.
    Firmware 066158604
    Tektronix Toolbars for Microsoft Office 32 bit - V4.0.4
    Tektronix Toolbars for Microsoft Office v4.0.4 provide toolbars (add-ins) for the 32 bit versions of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. This version of Toolbars requires OpenChoice TekVISA v4.0.4 (Part Number 066093809) to be preinstalled on the PC …
    Utility 066133202
    MDO3000 FIRMWARE, V1.12
    This firmware is an upgrade for all MDO3000 Series oscilloscopes.
    Firmware 066158603
    TEKVISA CONNECTIVITY SOFTWARE, V4.0.4
    TekVISA is the Tektronix implementation of VISA (Virtual Instrument Software Architecture), an industry-standard communication protocol. When installed on a PC, TekVISA provides communication with instruments that are connected to the PC via various …
    Driver 066093809
    ARBEXPRESS WAVEFORM CREATION AND EDITING SW, V3.1
    ArbExpress is a waveform creation and editing tool for Tektronix AWG and AFG instruments. It provides an easy to use and efficient way to create and edit waveforms, transfer waveforms to and from Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG), and …
    Application 066146103